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Biodegradation of Three Cellulosic Fabrics in Soil

  title={Biodegradation of Three Cellulosic Fabrics in Soil},
  author={M. Warnock and K. Davis and D. Wolf and E. Gbur},
  • M. Warnock, K. Davis, +1 author E. Gbur
  • Published 2010
  • The cellulosic fabrics cotton, rayon, and Tencel® are commonly used in the textile industry (Kroschwitz, 1990). The chemical composition of the fabrics is similar, but they differ in the arrangement of the cellulose polymers in the fabrics (Collier and Tortora, 2001). The basic polymer for all cellulosic fibers consists of repeating glucose units. For the cotton fabric, the cellulosic polymers within the cotton fibers have a high degree of polymerization (approximately 6,000 to 10,000 units… CONTINUE READING
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